By David LjunggrenReuters September 20. 2018 11:08PM Flags of the U.S., Canada and Mexico fly next to each other in Detroit on Aug. 29. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo) WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States showed scant sign on Thursday of closing a deal to revamp NAFTA, and Canadian officials made clear Washington needed to withdraw a threat of possible autos tariffs, sources said.The administration of President Donald Trump wants to be able to agree a text of the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of September, but major differences remain.“We discussed some tough issues today,” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.Freeland, who has visited Washington four weeks in a row to discuss NAFTA, gave no further details.Market fears over the future of the 1994 pact, which underscores $1.2 trillion in trade, have been regularly hitting stocks in all three nations, whose economies are now highly integrated.While multiple deadlines have passed during the more than year-long negotiations to renew NAFTA, pressure on Canada to agree to a deal is growing, partly to push it through the U.S. Congress before Mexico’s new government takes office on Dec. 1.Canada says it does… Read full this story
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